My Brother Knights;
Happy New Year from My family to yours!! It’s another year and just back from Winter Meeting in Bangor with great news!! This years Drive for Intellectual Disabilities was the biggest in my 9 years with $101,370.16. The top councils, Wells $23,028.13 , Bangor with $8740, 3rd was Limerick $4600 , 4Th Old Town $4280 and rounding the Top 5 , Calais $3921.22.
Also Brother Mike Foster, State Faith in Action Director, and I are Co- Captains for January 1st Lobster Dip in Old Orchard Beach, we would like councils to sponsor at least one member from their council and help TEAM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. We as Team Knights of Columbus raised just over $17,054 with only 10 Knights dipping. You can also help by using your Tootsie Rolls checks this year and next year by putting on the line “Special Olympics Maine Lobster Dip Team”!!! Brothers, it all goes to Maine Special Olympics!!! Our next dip is in May to support the Aroostook Special Olympics.We crushed it this year thanks to you brothers for supporting us and PUTTING THE MAINE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AT TOP TEAM!!!! MANY THANKS!!
After Winter Meeting, we have new councils doing the Free Throw Challenge, we have new councils doing coats for kids and a couple inquiring on Global Wheelchair, and remember a mandatory program is Helping Hands; This can be as little as getting some ziplock baggies and filling them with gloves, hats and gift cards and driving them around town and giving to people by the food pantry. The Maine State Council Free Throw Championship will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at Old Town High School starting at 930 am. Registration starts at 9 am!
Anthony S. Alfiero
Maine State Community Director